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their behavior a little bit. you go over to the house and you've got this thing called the hastert rule that most americans don't know about. right now, it is the biggest source of dysfunction in washington. the hastert rule isn't really a rule. it is a principle named after a previous republican speaker that they won't bring anything to the floor unless the majority of republicans will support it. democrat votes don't count. democrat votes don't matter. it won't come to the floor for a vote at all unless a majority of the republicans support it. this hastert role is a real menace. if you look at the fiscal cliff bill, which we got passed, if we looked at the disaster relief bill which we got passed, both times, the speak her to waive the hastert rule. both times by 2-1 and 3-1 majorities, the republicans would have voted those things down. they would have put america off the fiscal cliff and they would have never had the thing come up for a vote depend that he waived the hastert role. he hasn't waived the hastert rule trying to create a farm bill or highway bill. it is, it is the death location
? >> the difficulty with that is the parliament, which has been elected now, hastert -- has to stay in existence long enough to elect a new president. the problem here is that the mandate runs out in the middle of may, and the process for finding a new head of state has to begin quite a long time before that. there really is no way that they can immediately go back to the country. >> thank you so much for that. well, with no clear way forward, we wanted to find out what you officials have been saying. they had been hoping for a stable italy, which would continue on the path to economic reform. our brussels correspondent summed up some of the reaction. >> the commission faced more than half an hour of intense questioning from journalists today. obviously, this is a matter for italian authorities, as the commission keeps saying, but it could not resist saying we need jobs and growth, we need the austerity package. the 15 months mario monti was in charge was enough to instigate a package that was not delivered. the commission also saying quite clearly they have full confidence in the italian authorities
, carrie, we are going to see a final nail in the coffin on the hastert rule? it seems like john boehner did it on -- he did it on the debt ceiling. he did it on sandy aid. could it be -- could his days be numbered? >> after the fiscal cliff. he promised he wouldn't do it again. he told his members. he has said that he won't do it again, but there's going to be pressure on a ton of issues, and, you know, for him it's going to be a personal decision. in some ways that's how it's framed in washington whether it comes down to whether or not there will be a continuation of the hastert rule. it's about speakership. >> in terms of let's say it's a rosier picture than we thought it would be on gun safety laws. i guess how much of that rosyness carries through on immigration. it could really go either way, i think. there is still a debate over the path to sit sflenship. >> as well as on immigration frankly. i'm not down there counting votes, and howard might be -- you put a number 30, 40 house republicans that would be for some sort of gun control. on immigration it almost seems like the numbers
conservative state so it might work for him. we'll see. >> what happened to the hastert rules you're not supposed to do anything unless most republicans support it. unless most republicans believe the president is a tyrannical socialist why do these people not stick with the hastert rule? >> with fund-raising letters you say some of the most obnoxious things. i guarantee you when steve mcmahon was drafting those letter for howard dean, he was saying some ob knox just things, too. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> come on, steve. >> i was going to give you an easy one. i'm going to be nice to you again tonight. what's the smart game in the republican party? is it the jindal, the bobby jindal, chris christie game of attacking the party from the outside or is it the inside players like rubio and ryan saying we're doing basically the right stuff we just got to refine it. what's the smart position? outside attacking in or inside defending and refining? >> well, i will put it this way. if you're in washington, d.c., you're defined by opposing the president. if you're outside of washington, d.c.
in the navy with dennis hastert, kevin james, billy baldwin, they are banning together to stop the outrage. why get rid of wrestling? >> bob: nitwits and some people who are not, never had to support in their life. they leave in ping-pong. race walking? >> dana: you know what? they're bums. euro trash who made that decision. >> dana: a race walker at the capitol is harry reid. >> brian: 1897 is when olympics started and it began with wrestling. it's the ultimate character sport. you can be big or small. you have a place. if they take it away it's going to crush a sport beat up by title 9 in college. >> andrea: as a greek i'm offended they are trying to change the olympics. this is unfortunate for guys training for the olympics for a long time. this will hurt college sports and high school sports. what are you supposed to work toward? if you get rid of the super bowl, the ultimate goal. this is the goal for the guys. this is the wussificaton of the world. >> gregworld. >> bob: you need all these for modern petasiaon, who would you rather watch? >> eric: they took baseball out as well. leave
took with then speaker of the house, denny hastert. we flew to vietnam to be one of the first delegations to have a speaker of the house be in vietnam since the end of the vietnam war. so i decided on that way on that trip that i would read sam's book, all the way over there i read sam's book. and it was just by fate that i read the last page as we landed in hanoi. tears streaming down my eyes as i had been on this journey that sam takes you through with his book of sacrifice, pain, but also a man that had faith. it was his faith that he relied on on a daily basis and his commitment to his country, commitment to those who were with him and the fortitude he showed of taking those daily, sometimes beatings and this quietness of solitude. as we landed there and i was thinking about sam and thinking then spending seven years in those conditions, then coming back home, as you read that book what you also know is another hero and sam would tell you he would be quick to point out and that was his wife, shirley, who never gave up hope, never gave up on sam because she knew the sam joh
the end of the hastert rule, which is a majority of the majority. i mean, it sounds sort of like they're going to try and go forward without parts of the base at least. >> i think they're going to have to. look, the republican are the guys that understand the electoral math are saying that we've got to not spurn hispanic voters. we have to stop saying things like illegals. it offends people. they finally figured it out. we have to change our lingo because we are afraid that texas may become a purple state. we have to try to get some of these people m republican party. i actually think that people who believe that are being a little bit too optimistic. i don't think that just some republicans getting on board with emgregs reform is going to solve the republican party's demographic problem with hispanic voters. i mean, if you look at polls, hispanic voters are trending democratic on issues. it isn't just about immigration. at least they have to stop saying offensive stuff like build moats with alligators and illegals. at least we're getting there. >> it's not a pan sea to joy's point. i
and the dilemma for john boehner is bringing up yet another bill that violates the so-called hastert rule where he has to rely more on the democrats. >> warner: where he has to go for a bill that he doesn't have the majority of his majority. norm ornstein, manu raju, thank you very much. you can watch selected excerpts of today's testimony, including more from jose antonio vargas on the rundown. >> woodruff: finally tonight, the ever-increasing power of satellites to observe the earth and change the way we look at it. that's the subject of tonight's "nova", which brings new views of the planet. here's an excerpt about how satellite imagery is adding to our understanding of what happens with forest fires. >> these flames may seem purely destructive, but thanks in part to satellites we see that they can also be life giving. the terra satellite can detect the location of every fire on earth by looking at its heat signature in infrared. >> terra basically gives us a map of all the fires in all the forests and grasslands of the world everyday. >> this sped-up visualization of terra's data shows a year'
is whether or not we'll let the boehner rule, what used to be call the hastert rule that somebody can come to the floor of the house and let majority of republicans support it. those things have to come up. we have to have majority rule, not the boehner rule. >> but there isn't a boehner rule. he doesn't do that. >> we'll see on guns and immigration. >> now might be different -- but, look, to your point about red state democrats, somebody who covers capitol hill, as soon as the president nishiates something, i don't go to republicans, i go to the conservative democrats to figure out if something is doable. that's the dynamic, no question about it. got to go there first before you think about republicans. >> hang on for me, we'll be right back and we'll have a final look at what is doable and what isn't. you can part a crowd, without saying a word... if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts... well muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts
used to be call the hastert rule that somebody can come to the floor of the house and let majority of republicans support it. those things have to come up. we have to have majority rule, not the boehner rule. >> but there isn't a boehner rule. he doesn't do that. >> we'll see on guns and immigration. >> now might be different -- but, look, to your point about red state democrats, somebody who covers capitol hill, as soon as the president initiates something, i don't go to republicans, i go to the conservative democrats to figure out if something is doable. that's the dynamic, no question about it. got to go there first before you think about republicans. >> hang on for me, we'll be right back and we'll have a final look at what is doable and what isn't. [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike m
done that. >> he did it at the end of the year. when they rejected plan b he broke the hastert rule and put it on the floor. >> we heard some harsh words from speaker boehner and nancy pelosi this morning. let's hear what they had to say on the latest. >> i don't think the president's focused on trying to find a solution to the sequester. for 16 months the president has been troofling all over the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their [ bleep ] and begins to do something. >> the republican leadership says let the senate begin. i remind them the constitution says appropriations and revenue bills must begin in the house. so we have important work to do, the american people want us to work together. most people don't even know what the word sequester means. sequestration equals unemployment. sequestration we don't want it. >> you know what i think, marjorie, and this
. he served as the main guy to make things happen for republicans when hastert was speaker. people called him a hammer. it was more about carrots and sticks. the carrots were usually and around helping people raise money for campaigns and committee assignments. those kind of incentives are hard to throw around now. members are fighting financing from other sources. they are not that thrilled about being on the plum committees any more. that was the case even eight or 10 years ago. delay was a very effective leader for the republicans in that time. host: let me focus on an institutional difference between the house and senate. a member of the house, if you are in the minority, very little control over any legislation or topic. quite different in the senate for even a freshman senator of a minority party. can you explain? guest: in the senate, every man is a king and everyone is a queen. it does not matter if you have been there one minute. anybody can command the floor. the rules of the senate are wide open. the majority leader's task, he cannot force an end to the debate without at
to the republican party. dennis hastert dropped and earmark a bomb, a $10 million on his business interests in illinois. what is up with that? we are all in this together. the president says and then he gets his cronies waivers. host: is there anything the president could say tonight that would encourage you? caller: yes, a change in the presidency, the senate, and the congress. host: arthur just wants to see a complete overhaul. what does that tone say? he is frustrated. guest: that is a big theme. he referred to the house minority leader talking about if we have a spending problem. she made some comment that america does not have a spending problem. if you talk to republicans, they say america does. it is what they are willing to i think the president will talk about some of those things. i don't think you'll get into specifics about different places around the world but i think he will say we need to cut some things but he is also -- he will never say we only have to cut. he will say it has to be a balanced approach with new revenue. host: niles, mich., democrats line. are you with us? o
. and that's the reason i dumped out of the republican and democrat party. and dennis hastert, just before he retired, he drops an earmark boehm, $10 million right on his business interest in illinois. what's up with that? we are all in this together, the president says and he gives his crony waivers. >> anything the president could say tonight that would encourage you? caller: a change in the presidency, the senate and the congress. host: arthur wants to see a complete overhaul. what does that tone say? arthur is frustrated and tired of business as usual in washington. guest: he referred to the house minority leader, do we have a spending problem. she made a comment that america doesn't have a spending problem and when you talk to republicans, they say america does. the crux is what they are willing to cut. and so i think the president will talk about some of those things. i don't think he will get into specifics like the caller mentioned about different places, but i think he will say we need to some things but he will never say we will only have to cut, he will say there has to be a balanc
, you know maybe we would fix the house, too. although the house is operating under this hastert rule. it's the house equivalent of the filibuster. but i don't think -- i appreciate the call, paul. i don't think you can let harry reid off of the hook by saying action well, nothing would get through the house anyway. this nomination did not have to get through the house. can't use that excuse here bill is in newport richie florida. what do you say? >>. >> good morning. how are you? >> bill: good. thanks. >> caller: you made a comment about the system is broken. i would take it from the occupy movement the system is not broken. it is fixed. it is so rigged we could never undo it and this affects everything. $9 an hour? we will never get it. overturning united citizens united we will never get it. go on down the line. we are just not going to get the things that we had hoped. >> yeah. i appreciate the play on words. in one way, we have to fix the system. in the other way, you are right. it is already fixed. it's fix because of the deal between harry r
of the leadership of the congressional black caucus and that of leader reid and then speaker hastert, rosa parks was the first woman to lie in state in the rotunda of the capitol of the united states. [applause] how proud her mama would see to see her baby eulogized at her passing by two presidents. former president bill clinton and future president barack obama. i had the privilege of speaking at her funeral too. but what can you say in the company of that greatness? well, what i said was that legislation had been introduced by jesse jackson jr. and senator john kerry to place a statue of rosa parks in the capitol of the united states. [applause] i got an uproarious reaction to it. what can you say to presidents, past and future, preachers from all over the country, a statue. i promised them that the legislation would pass and quickly. now, that funeral was november 2, and on december 1, president george w. bush signed it into law. 50 years to the day that rosa parks sat down on the bus in month combomry, alabama, 50 years to the day. so rosa parks can feel right at home in the capitol joining
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